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This undated photo provided by the Toronto Raptors shows Jeff Weltman. Weltman is the new president of basketball operations for the Orlando Magic, who have failed to reach the playoffs for five consecutive seasons. Magic president Alex Martins announced the hire on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (Ron Turenne/Toronto Raptors via AP)
May 23, 2017 - 4:26 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Weltman didn't wait long to make his first move as the Orlando Magic's president of basketball operations. Hours after the Magic formally announced Tuesday morning they had hired Weltman, he named longtime NBA executive John Hammond as the club's new general manager...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the presidential council for physical culture and sports in the southern city of Krasnodar, Russia, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (Sergei Karpukhin/Pool Photo via AP)
May 23, 2017 - 1:27 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that plans to encourage athletes to give evidence about doping remind him of denunciations during Josef Stalin's purges. While discussing a new plan of measures to fight drug use in sports, drawn up by a commission that Putin created last...
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May 23, 2017 - 10:23 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Magic completed their search to fill the role of president of basketball operations. It's Toronto general manager Jeff Weltman, a veteran NBA executive but relatively unknown to the casual basketball fan. Magic President Alex Martins announced the hire on Tuesday...
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May 23, 2017 - 3:41 am
PIRATES-BRAVES Adams hits 2-run HR to power Braves past Pirates, 5-2 ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Adams hit a two-run homer in his second start since being traded to Atlanta, Ender Inciarte had a career-high five hits and the Braves beat Gerrit Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Monday night. Brandon...
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Atlanta Braves first baseman Matt Adams (18) follows through on a two-run home run in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
May 22, 2017 - 11:25 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Adams hit a two-run homer in his second start since being traded to Atlanta, Ender Inciarte had a career-high five hits and the Braves beat Gerrit Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Monday night. Brandon Phillips also homered for the Braves, who have won eight of 11. Adams...
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May 22, 2017 - 9:12 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Former South Carolina quarterback Brandon McIlwain is transferring to California. Golden Bears coach Justin Wilcox said Monday that McIlwain has signed a financial aid agreement and will play football and baseball at Cal. McIlwain played eight games with three starts as a...
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May 21, 2017 - 3:30 am
MLS-DYNAMO-ATLANTA UNITED Almiron scores 3 goals, Atlanta beats Houston 4-1 ATLANTA (AP) — Miguel Almiron scored three goals and expansion Atlanta United beat the Houston Dynamo 4-1 on Saturday night. After the start was delayed 55 minutes by lightning, Almiron produced some fireworks of his own...
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Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf (15) congratulates goalie John Gibson (36) after the Ducks beat the Nashville Predators in overtime in Game 4 of the Western Conference final in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. The Ducks won 3-2 to even the series 2-2. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
May 20, 2017 - 11:48 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf was fined $10,000 on Saturday for apparently using a homophobic slur during Game 4 of the Western Conference finals. The NHL announced the fine several hours before Game 5 of the series in Anaheim. Getzlaf, the Ducks' leading scorer in the...
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May 20, 2017 - 8:53 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have found their fill-in for injured star Freddie Freeman. On Saturday, the Braves acquired first baseman Matt Adams and cash from the St. Louis Cardinals for minor league infielder Juan Yepez. The deal came three days after the Braves lost Freeman to a broken...
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May 20, 2017 - 7:25 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Atlanta Braves acquired first baseman Matt Adams from St. Louis on Saturday in an attempt to help fill the void left by injured star Freddie Freeman. The Cardinals sent Adams and cash to Atlanta for minor league infielder Juan Yepez. The deal came three days after the Braves...
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